I have a confession. I’m a yarn scrap hoarder. I can’t bear to throw the little things away! I put them in a big zipper bag and all the colors are pleasing to look at.
If a piece of yarn is longer than my arm, I bundle it up and keep it for something else. I call them yarn morsels. Sometimes they’re just right for an embellishment or a bow. If there’s enough yarn to make a granny square center I will do that. A lot of squares start out with a center made of 3DC, CH2 four times. If I run across a square that needs one, I have one made!
If I have a 10 yard piece sometimes I put those in my Etsy shop! I noticed that people seemed to be selling such things and I thought to myself “Why in the world would you want a 10 yard piece of yarn?” I found that you can do a lot with 10 yards. You can make a 4 inch granny square! You can make a flower. You can make a couple of YoYos.
Here are a few more things you can do with them:
- Stuff them into amigurumi (I put them in netting or something)
- Put them outside in the spring for birds to nest with.
- Donate them to a preschool or kindergarten. They use them for crafts!
- Knot them together securely and crochet something with them. It’s a cool effect.
- Fill clear glass ornaments with them
- Use them in a decoupage or mixed media project
- Put them in a jar and admire them
What do you do with your scraps? And at what length do you tell yourself you just can’t keep it? Let me know!